I am SO ready for football season!! I am ready for some power-hitting SEC football! But more specifically, I am ready for some Alabama Crimson Tide football!
I've missed Kurt Herbsteit. There. I've said it. Even though I had completely written him off last season when he picked Florida over my beloved Bama to win the SEC Championship. He was right.
But what can I say? It’s a new season. I can forgive and forget.
We usually make several trips to Tuscaloosa during the season for games. It’s about a 4.5 hour drive for us. And trust me, by then, I’m ready to run out of that car! I’m not a good road trip person. I’d rather fly. There’s no way I can get a ticket from Monroe to Tuscaloosa. Trust me, I’ve tried. But the next time Coach Saban is in town recruiting our fine men from my high school ala mater, I’m gonna ask him to send over the Bama Jet. Just for me. Flyin’ High with the Tide! Okay. Maybe Wayne, too. But I digress.
So we always drive to Tuscaloosa and Wayne makes up for the road trip by taking me to the Longhorn Steak House across from University Mall. That little piece of Heaven can make up for anything! As long as we don’t stay in the shady Days Inn again! Yep! And Alise was with us, that perilous night, too! Who knew Tuscaloosa had shady hotels? Wayne was just trying to go cheap and we paid for it that night!
I’m digressing again.
My whole point to this post is to say that we won’t be attending as many games this season. Heck, we may not even make it into Bryant-Denny Stadium at all! I’m nearly devastated. The only game – not plural – just ONE game – that we have tickets for is the Ole Miss v. Bama game at Oxford and we don’t even have those tickets yet! Yep! They took our money but we don’t have tickets! Is that a Rebel for you or what?! Besides, I’m not a fan of the Ole Miss Stadium anyway. Too much “confederacy” going on if you know what I mean.
So, I’ve been telling Wayne all summer that I want to go to Bama v. Tennessee game. It’s a home game and he’s trying to get tickets to that one. We’re hoping our LSU “connections” will come through for us with tickets to that big game and every single time I merely suggest just driving over to T-Town on game day and buying tickets from scalpers, Wayne just gives me “the look.” Bad idea, I guess.
The second point to this post is that it hit me last week at work that Alabama’s first home game was Labor Day weekend. The PERFECT opportunity with the 3-day weekend to head over to T-Town, hang out, go to the game, and maybe see some family from Cullman.
So I called Wayne up to tell him my great idea and he said that Bama played at the Georgia Dome.
Against Viginia Tech.
Oh, yeah! Right. I knew that. Being the fan that I am.
So then I asked him if we could go to Atlanta and he quickly informed me that tickets were like $500 bucks a piece.
Looks like the Horton’s may be staying home for that game, too.
And watching it from our fine, turn-the-tv-on-and-wait-ten-seconds 36-inch, bubble-screen Sony television.
Maybe I’ll pop some popcorn and spill my Diet Coke on my Alabama purse. And then I can send Wayne into the kitchen to whip up some Nachos and parch peanuts and we’ll call it a game!